Attractions in Las Vegas
There is a lot to do in Las Vegas besides gambling. Here is a list of some of the most interesting attractions in Las Vegas.
Adventuredome at Circus Circus
At the fully enclosed, 5-acre Adventure Dome, 18 special rides and attractions appeal to thrill seekers of all ages. Featuring a roller coaster, boat ride, IMAX, Inverter and more. Wristbands allow unlimited rides. Hours vary.
A.J. Hackett Bungy
Home of the pure adrenaline rush. The innovator of modern-day bungee jumping is approaching its 11th year of operations. A.J. Hackett Bungy has jumped more than 1 million clients without a fatality — an unrivaled 100% safety record. Open seven days a week, weather permitting.
Your need for speed will be quenched at one of the three officially licensed NASCAR® tracks. You’ll feel like you’re at your favorite Major League ballpark when you step up to the plate at Slugger Stadium or try the 9-hole Indoor Championship Putting Course, indoor climbing walls, interactive sport arcade, pool tables, shuffleboard, darts, food court and more. Free, round-trip transportation is available from the Strip. Open daily.
Beach Parties at Hard Rock Hotel
Every Wednesday is “World Beat” beach party featuring live entertainment, island drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Experience the peace and serenity of an indoor garden as you stroll this magnificent, glass-domed conservatory. Its 13,573 square feet is filled with delicate flowers and exotic plants, changed seasonally. Free admission.
Dancing waters burst into the air and exude the splendor of the upscale resort in this property-frontage show. Laser lights and music from well-known composers/performers add to the synchronized drama of the 1,200 shooting fountains. Mon.-Fri. 3-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. noon-8 p.m., every half-hour; 8 p.m.-midnight, every 15 minutes. Free admission.
Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art
Comprised of 26 major paintings and sculptures, including works by such artists as van Gogh, Picasso, Degas, Manet, Cezanne and other, Masterworks form the Phillips Collections brings a selection of late 19th- and early 20th-century art to Las Vegas. Open daily 10 a.m. -10 p.m.
Callaway Golf Center
The desert landscape gives way to greenery and waterfalls when you visit this 42-acre site at the south end of the Strip. Enjoy golfing any time; it’s lit for nighttime play. Have your swing electronically evaluated. Nine holes, driving range. On-site bistro, pro shop and instruction.
Casino Legends Hall of Fame
See the largest collection of Nevada casino memorabilia ever assembled, celebrating the legends who made Las Vegas the gaming and entertainment capital of the world. Must be 18 to enter.
Nine, full-sized dinosaur skeletons in the Jurassic Chinasaurs Exhibit. Distinctive shops display works of art, hand-crafted items and exquisite jewelry. Oriental restaurants. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Check your hotel for free shuttle service.
Coney Island Emporium
Enjoy the sights and sounds of a Las Vegas tribute to the East-coast resort of yesteryear. More than 32,000 square feet of games of skill, video arcades, bumper cars, a laser-tag arena and a prize center with hundreds of items for you to win. Located on the 2nd floor of the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Sun.-Thurs., and until 2 a.m. Fri. & Sat. and prior to school holidays.
Cowboy Trail Rides
Ride along rustic mountain trails and high desert trails on an authentic mustang. Catch sight of wild burros and free-ranging wild horses. All rides accompanied by true cowboys. First-time tenderfoots and kids ages 6 & up OK, too. Sunset BBQ and Kyle Canyon Road rides available. Free shuttle departs from Excalibur.
Desert Demonstration Gardens
The beauty of the Southwest landscape comes alive in this gentle walk through a living exhibit. Each season holds its own special beauty. Attendants answer your questions and will help you learn how to create your own water-smart garden.
Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage
Watch these amazing creatures as they play in huge aquariums. Tour guides take you to an underground viewing room where a video of a dolphin birth (named “Squirt”) is shown. Mon-Fri. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Bridge the gap between fantasy and reality as you strap into an open-wheel race car to blast along a professional track. Taught by actual race drivers, you’ll experience the thrill of commanding a purpose-built champ car, learn the maneuvers necessary to be a pro and have the opportunity to “graduate” to an even higher level of excitement.
Featuring $3.5 million of original Elvis Presley personal items and memorabilia, including his 1955 Cadillac limo, purple Lincoln, “Peacock” and “Cisco Kid” Vegas jumpsuits, Hollywood movie costumes and $75,000 ruby ring. Fifteen-minute, live-tribute show included with admission. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Voted as Las Vegas Review-Journal’s best museum;
Ethel M Chocolate Factory Tour
You’ll find yourself lured along by the heady smell of chocolate at Ethel M as you see how candy is made. It’s a self-guided tour that finishes on a sweet note — free candy! A desert garden invites you for a stroll afterwards. Free admission.